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Office of Election Services

Office of Election Services

Goals & Objectives

It is the goal of this office to administer Voter Registration and conduct Elections in accordance with Federal and State voter registration and election laws. The office of Election Services maintains the accuracy of 260,000 registered voters for Berks County. Maintains boundary maps and descriptions for the 202 voting districts; locates accessible and suitable polling places; trains and processes payroll for 1,200 polling place officials and processes candidate nomination petitions. 

It also prepares and packages various election materials required by polling officials; maintains, services and prepares approximately 1,000 electronic voting machines; processes Absentee, Alternative and Provisional Ballots; and certifies Official Election Returns. Lastly, it informs candidates, political party committees, the media and the general public of the voter registration and election process.

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Voter Information

Review our Voter Resources page for a comprehensive list of everything you need to know to prepare for the next election, including Voter RegistrationMail-in and Absentee ballot  and Polling Locations information. 

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Poll Worker Resources

Interested in working the polls? Check out these resources to learn about how to join our team on Election Day!

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Running For Office

Find resources and information about and for candidates that are running for office, including campaign finance information, rules about posting campaign signs and more.

Election Services Announcements


Voter Protection Hotlines
Online Complaint Form


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Ballot Drop Boxes

The County of Berks has three drop boxes for mail-in and absentee ballots.  

  • Berks County Services Center - Reed Street Entrance (633 Court Street, Reading)
  • Berks County Agricultural Center (1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport)
  • NEW: Berks County South Campus (400 E. Wyomissing Avenue, Mohnon)
The drop boxes will be open the following hours, beginning Monday, April 8
    Monday to Friday          8 AM to 5 PM      
    Saturday, April 20     8 AM to 1 PM
    Sunday, April 21    12 PM to 4 PM
    Monday, April 22     8 AM to 8 PM
    Tuesday, April 23
    7 AM to 8 PM

Voters MUST return their own ballot and only their ballot. The only exception is for voters who have a disability and have designated another individual, in writing, to deliver their ballot.  A completed designated agent form must be returned with the ballot.
Mail-in and absentee ballots must be returned by 8 PM on Election Day, April 23! 

Request for Public Information​

Request form to be used for specialized voter registration listings, street listings, labels, databases in electronic format, and other related materials.

External Links

PA Bureau of Commissions, Elections & Legislation
The statewide agency responsible for elections

Federal Election Commission
Information on Federal campaigns & candidates

Election Assistance Commission
The federal agency created by the Help America Vote Act

Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission
An independent state agency responsible for enforcing the Pennsylvania Public Officials and Employees Ethics Act.